By David Salazar
© photo : Eléna Bauer/OnP
On June 30, 2022, the Opéra National de Paris is set to present “Après la fatigue du jour,” a directing workshop by Victoria Sitjà.
The event aims to honor the legacy of German lied as well as the aesthetic of Pina Bausch. Audiences will hear music by Purcell, Strauss, Schubert, Khatchatourian, Villa-Lobos, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Loewe, Beethoven, Brahms, and Wolf, among many others.
The performers will include sopranos Illanah Lobel-Torres, Lise Nougier, Martina Russomanno, and Kseniia Proshina; mezzo-soprano Marine Chagnon; tenor Kiup Lee; baritones Alexander Ivanov, Alexander York, Yiorgo Ioannou, and bass Alejandro Baliñas Vietes. Pianists include Hugo Mathieu, Carlos Sanchis Aguirre, Ramon Theobald, and Federico Tibone.
This program is part of the company’s annual opportunity for the resident director of the Académie to work with singers and musicians to put together a theatrical and musical program. The showcase is prepared over the course of three weeks of rehearsals.